Saturday, March 17, 2012

Three parks to be developed into Destination Parks

SINGAPORE: Admiralty Park, East Coast Park and Jurong Lake Park will be developed into large regional parks, offering recreational features not usually found in public parks.

Called Destination Parks, the three were selected based on geographical location - one each in the North, East and West regions of Singapore.

They're expected to be developed within five to 10 years.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced this at the re-opening of Bishan Park on Saturday morning.

Mr Lee said: "We're building more parks like Bishan Park; Destination Parks in other parts of Singapore, each one with its unique attractions. So, all over Singapore, whether you're downtown, in the Marina Bay which is very beautiful or whether you're in the neighbourhood, whether in the North, in the East, in the West, we'll be able to have nature, we'll have active, beautiful and clean waters."

Admiralty Park has hilly terrain, which opens up possibilities of a playground with feature giant slides and climbing slopes.

East Coast Park can be improved to offer more family-oriented fun.

As for Jurong Lake Park, the presence of a lake can offer a unique play experience, such as an adventure land connected by islands, each filled with innovative play equipment installed within a natural setting.

Some of the park features were suggested by the public as part of the 4,000 ideas gathered from the City in a Garden public engagement exercise last August.

In the next few months, the National Parks Board will be organising roadshows and focus group discussions for the public to share their views.

- CNA/ck

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Source From Channel News Asia

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